Updated March 30 at 6:25pm

The office social circle

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

The office social circle


Do you consider your co-workers to be your friends?

• Yes – 45.2%

• No – 9.7%

• Only a select few – 45.2%

Do you ever socialize with co-workers outside of the office?

• Yes – 71%

• No – 29%

Do you think it’s important to create personal relationships with the people you work with?

• Yes, it promotes a positive work environment – 80.6%

• No, it can lead to unprofessional conduct – 19.4%

Does your company offer employees opportunities to get to know each other while on the clock?

• Yes, we’ll get together to celebrate birthdays, promotions or last days – 64.5%

• Yes, we’ll engage in team-building activities – 29%

• No, employees may socialize on their own time – 6.5%


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